A stellar game from Bobby Convey and the San Jose Earthquakes has ousted the New York Red Bulls from the MLS Cup playoffs. Convey scored 2 goals and added an assist on Chris Wondolowski's game winner after being moved to left back as a result of an injury to Ramiro Corrales. Jon Busch provided a few key saves, the biggest one being a second half kick save on Mehdi Ballouchy (although it helped that Ballouchy had the keeper 1v1 and shot the ball into his foot).
The Red Bulls and their three designated players are eliminated in what probably is Juan Pablo Angel's last game as a New York player. Seventeen year old rookie Juan Agudelo was very impressive for the Red Bulls at forward although he was substituted for Thierry Henry late in the match.
Very entertaining match on ESPN2 shows some of the playoff haters why MLS has a playoff system to determine the champion. New York added Henry and Marquez mid way through the season but never quite had enough time to mesh the whole thing together. Henry's nagging injuries played a part in that issue.